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Thanksgiving: What to Eat Before, During and After

Thanksgiving has become ingrained in our culture as a holiday where the expectation is that we should eat as much as possible. Food is a great way for you to connect with your friends and family, but it’s possible to enjoy the food – and the holiday – while still listening to your body. Here are some strategies to try before, during, and … Read more »

Iron: Why does it Matter?

You may pump iron at the gym a few times a week, but your body pumps it continuously through the bloodstream every day. Iron is an essential mineral that can be found in our foods and is needed to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a part of the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Coffee + Dietitian’s Coffee Orders

For many, coffee is a morning ritual that cannot be skipped. Coffee is a natural stimulant, which activates our central nervous system. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. Within 20 minutes of consuming caffeine, you start to feel more alert with a better ability to concentrate, focus, and react quickly. Studies have shown … Read more »

Seven Ways to Transform Your Relationship With Food

When I first became a dietitian, I thought nutrition was all about what you eat. Now that I’m older, and somewhat wiser, I’ve learned eating well is more about your relationship with food. As I frequently tell my clients, it’s not you are what you eat, but rather you are… Read more »

All About Honey

Have you purchased honey recently? If your store or farmer’s market is anything like mine, you’ve likely seen an influx in the varieties of honey available. Sure, there’s the traditional honey bear, but sitting around him are honey’s of all kinds – from … Read more »

Secrets to Amazing Pancakes

There’s nothing like a fluffy stack of pancakes, gently kissed with melted butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. If your pancakes could use an upgrade, make sure you’re following best practices, and try these expert tips … Read more »